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Calaveras Community Foundation Board Elected

Carol Rhine, Liz Ritchie, Bob Henkel and Bob Reagan have been elected to the Board of Directors of the Calaveras Community Foundation.

CCF President Genna Hurst, in announcing the elections, stated “Each of these new board members has been very active in his or her community and they bring to our board a variety of interests and talents. We are pleased to have them with us at this critical time.”

Rhine, who lives in Hathaway Pines, is Membership Director of KVIE, Channel 6, the PBS station in Sacramento. She is also principal of LR Development Consulting and has won awards for her marketing efforts. An accomplished musician, she is Musical Director of the Gold Rush Chorus, plays clarinet and saxophone with the Calaveras County Band, a member of Sweet Adelines International, and supporter of the Vallecito Music Boosters.

Ritchie, a long-time resident of Murphys, is a former member of the Vallecito Union School District Board of Trustees. Currently she is a member of the Mark Twain St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, the Friends of the Library, and the Murphys Community Club. She is also a Calaveras County Election Inspector. Her husband and daughter are dentists in San Andreas.

Henkel, of Angels Camp, is owner of Relcomm, Inc., and President of Maximus Multimedia, LLC, two computer-related local businesses. He and his wife Carolyn, a realtor with Murphys Realty, are also grape growers. He is active in the Calaveras Grape Growers Association, the Calaveras Wine Association, and the Angels-Murphys Rotary. Henkel is on the Board of Directors of Faith Lutheran Church.

Reagan, and his wife JoAnna, recently moved to Murphys from Vallecito. Prior to that they lived in Pasadena and were part of the administration of the Los Angeles Public Library. A public relations director for more than forty years, he has worked for arts, religious, television, and cable organizations as well as the library. Locally, he and his wife have been responsible for the Irish Days and Murphys Homecoming parades and are involved in other community activities.

With the election of the new directors, the CCF board is at full strength.The Calaveras Community Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the quality of life in all areas of Calaveras County through a program of charitable grants. Contributions to CCF are tax deductible and contributors may designate specific organizations or areas of interest to receive funds. CCF also manages charitable trusts on behalf of individuals and agencies.

The Calaveras Community Foundation is an umbrella organization headed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of eleven residents of the county´s diverse communities who possess specific professional skills. It is building toward a permanent reservoir of charitable funds to help support local needs and emerging issues.

Trudy Lackey is the Executive Director of CCF and may be reached at its Angels Camp office, (209) 736-1845.